The Misunderstood Rural Voter

The Misunderstood Rural Voter

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Mike talks with Colby College political scientists Nick Jacobs and Dan Shea about their book The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America.

Topics Discussed Include:
– what it means to be a rural voter
– misconceptions of rural voters
– if conservatives in rural areas are truly distinct
– what rural identity is, and why it matters
– why Democrats have been doing so poorly with rural voters
– Donald Trump’s appeal in rural areas
– ruralness and racism
– if Democrats can ever compete again outside of cities and suburbs

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